Young shuttlers back up recent wins in Perth at Geraldton Badminton Association junior championships

Reuben CarderGeraldton Guardian
Competitors at the Geraldton Badminton Association's junior championships.
Camera IconCompetitors at the Geraldton Badminton Association's junior championships. Credit: Supplied

There were some dominant performances from top local junior shuttlers at the Geraldton Badminton Association’s junior championships earlier this month.

Sam Koruthu, Sui Loy, Lachlan McDonald and Reef Loy all backed up the most improved and encouragement awards they won at the Badminton WA Perth Championships earlier this year.

McDonald took out the under-17 boys’ singles ahead of Lachlan Church. The pair teamed up to win the under-17 boys’ doubles ahead of Seb Evans and Bobbie John Wright.

Church was successful again in the under-17s mixed doubles, teaming up with Badminton WA under-15 girls’ doubles winner Serena Koruthu to beat McDonald and Melody Kelly, who won the under-15 girls’ singles titles at the Perth event.

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Kelly won the under-15 girls’ singles ahead of Koruthu, while Jordan McDonald, a State under-15 mixed doubles winner, beat Reef Loy for the under-15 boys’ singles title.

Kelly and Koruthu were on the podium yet again in the under-15 girls’ doubles, teaming up to beat Sui Loy and Rhiarna Ugle.

Jordan McDonald and Reef Loy beat Gideon Kentish and Banjo Stewart to the under-15 boys’ doubles title, while Reef Loy and Ugle were under-15 mixed doubles champions ahead of Jordan McDonald and Koruthu.

Sui Loy was under-13 girls’ singles champion ahead of Jenna Warden and Sam Koruthu won the under-13 boys singles’ ahead of Torrin Ugle. Sui Loy added to her growing collection of trophies yet again in the under-13 girls’ doubles, teaming up with Sienna Wilton to beat Emmy Abetz and Evah Mellow.

Sam Koruthu followed suit with partner Hayden Linn in the boys’, beating Isaac Barndon and Altus Von Tonder.

Sui Loy and Torrin Ugle won the under-13 mixed doubles.

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